Chairman Newhouse Slams Reintroduction of the Green New Deal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) reintroduced the Green New Deal, a radical climate change proposal: “The Green New Deal is a radical wish list that will decimate our economy, destroy good-paying American jobs, and exacerbate the damage already done to our energy sector by... Read More »

What They Are Saying: We Must Maintain the Navigable Waters Protection Rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) introduced a resolution to uphold the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), expressing the sense of the House that clean water is a national priority and that the NWPR should not be withdrawn or vacated. The resolution was introduced with the support of 114 Members of Congress, including 57 Members of the Congressional Western ... Read More »

OPINION: Rural America is dedicated to clean water

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This piece was originally published in the Des Moines Register on April 14, 2021. Water is one of our most precious natural resources. Whether for drinking, farming, or fishing, clean water is a national priority, and future generations depend on us doing our part to preserve and protect bodies of water throughout the United States. In Iowa and in rural communities throughout the country, we recog... Read More »

Newhouse and Boebert: Keep the Bureau of Land Management in the West

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Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Vice Chair Lauren Boebert (R-CO) were joined by local stakeholders for a roundtable to discuss the benefits of the Bureau of Land Management Headquarters being located in Grand Junction, Colorado. “When it comes to land management, reading something on paper cannot compare to actually getting out on the land, kicking the dirt, and seeing it firsthand,” said ... Read More »

Newhouse: President Biden, where are the green jobs?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement ahead of President Biden’s first official press conference: “It has been 64 days since President Biden signed his executive order canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline, devastating the livelihoods of thousands of hard-working Americans in the middle of a pandemic that has already wreaked havoc on rural communities across... Read More »

Western Caucus Members Affirm Commitment to Conservation, Demand Answers on ‘30 by 30’ Initiative

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairmen Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Steve Daines (R-MT) of the Congressional & Senate Western Caucuses led 12 Senate Members and 50 House Members of the respective Caucuses in sending a letter to President Biden asking important clarifying questions about the Biden Administration’s Executive Order establishing a directive to put restrictions on at least 30% of lands and wate... Read More »

Newhouse: Massive Land Grab Legislation Will Devastate Rural Communities in the West

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) spoke on the House floor to urge a no vote on H.R. 803, a partisan package of eight wilderness bills affecting lands and waters in Colorado, Arizona, California, and Washington. The package creates 1.5 million acres of new wilderness, which is the most restrictive federal land use classification. It permanently withdraws 1.2 million acres from... Read More »

Western Caucus Members React to Massive Federal Land Grab in Colorado

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus Members released the following statements in response to provisions of H.R. 803, the federal land grab package that will be brought to the floor this week. The package includes the text of Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO)’s Colorado Wilderness Act of 2021 and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO)’s Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act. Combined, these bills will create re... Read More »

Western Caucus Members React to Dangerous Arizona Mining Ban

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus Members released the following statements in response to provisions of H.R. 803, the federal land grab package that will be brought to the floor this week. The package includes the text of the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act, legislation introduced by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) to eliminate mining opportunities on over 1 million acres of land surround... Read More »

Chairman Newhouse: “The Paris Climate Agreement was a bad deal then, and it’s a bad deal now.”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of State announced that the United States has officially rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement. On day one of his Administration, President Biden signed an Executive Order to reenter the Agreement, beginning a 30-day process. “The Paris Climate Agreement was a bad deal then, and it’s a bad dea... Read More »

OPINION: Simpson champions local sage-grouse conservation in the West

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This piece was originally published in the Post-Register on February 18, 2021. Those of us fortunate enough to have lived in the West know how awe-inspiring it is to be surrounded by the vast wilderness, breathtaking landscapes, and unique species that make our nation so richly diverse. From the avid hunter or outdoor recreationist, to the biologist at a local conservation district, to the farmer ... Read More »

Chairman Newhouse Statement on Democrats’ Massive Federal Land Grab Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement in response to the announcement that the House will vote next week on massive federal land grab legislation. The Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, introduced on February 16, bans oil, gas, and mining leases on 1.2 million acres of land, contributing to President Biden’s devastating attack on Americ... Read More »

OPINION: Armstrong stands up for ND jobs, American energy

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This piece was originally published in the Minot Daily News on February 17, 2021. When it comes to standing up for their way of life, the people of North Dakota could not have a stronger advocate than Representative Kelly Armstrong. For the past two years, I have worked with Representative Armstrong on a number of issues through his involvement in the Congressional Western Caucus, a group that adv... Read More »

OPINION: Amplifying Voices of South Dakota

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This piece was originally published in the Capital Journal on February 12, 2021. By now, many of us understand that President Biden’s Executive Order to halt the Keystone XL Pipeline is going to have disastrous effects on our nation’s economy, energy security, and thousands of American jobs. By terminating the Pipeline, we are even risking our international standing and relationship with our Cana... Read More »

Western Caucus Members Listen to Local Communities Harmed By Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, Western Caucus Member Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) hosted a roundtable in Philip, South Dakota alongside Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) to discuss the disastrous impacts of President Biden’s Executive Order to terminate the Keystone XL Pipeline. The lawmakers heard directly from the individuals, small business owners, and community members w... Read More »

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